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2020 01 25 Retrieve
[Jamie O’Hara urge Mourinho to raid Chelsea for Olivier Giroud] I’m going to throw it out there, I wouldn’t mind seeing Giroud at Tottenham. Tottenham are desperate and Tottenham need a striker, they need to get someone in for Harry Kane. They don’t want to say it’s going to be second fiddle to Harry Kane … Giroud will come in and he’s a World Cup winner. He’s going to give you, the way that we play, the style that we play, with Son, with Moura running off the flanks, I think Giroud would be a good fit
[O’Hara added on a striker who netted 105 times for Arsenal between 2012 and 2018] Listen, it’s always an issue and I guess some fans will have an issue with it. But if he gets us in the top four and he helps us perform, then why not? You’ve got to take away the sort of Arsenal-Tottenham fiasco that surrounds players … of course [you can take that away] because at the end of the day the club is bigger than any player.
2020 02 03 Retrieve
[Jamie O’Hara says Tottenham’s victory over Manchester City proves Jose Mourinho is the right man to end the club’s long wait for major silverware] For me, it was classic Mourinho. That is what we’ve brought Mourinho in for, to get those results against teams like Man City. You know, up against it, backs against the wall, they had chances […] Then to go and win the game 2-0, It shows what Tottenham are about, they were resilient and resolute.
To see him on the sidelines with the passion and the sort of ‘Mourinho Moments’ was brilliant. If you look at what Tottenham want to do, they want to win a trophy. And if you look at those moments, in the Champions League, Mourinho is the guy who will set up a team to get results in big games.
Yeah, they might struggle against a Norwich or a Watford, because those are the games they need to dominate and are expected to win. But the games where you don’t expect them to get a result and they have to be resolute and resilient, that is where Mourinho comes into his element. He is the guy who can do things like that, and you think, ‘yeah, we can win a trophy with this manager
2020 02 21 Retrieve
[Jamie O’Hara says Mourinho one of greatest and no yesterday’s man] I think it’s disrespectful to be honest, I think that’s bad shout. To call him ‘yesterday’s man’ is complete nonsense. It’s not even about having my manager’s hat on, I think it’s out of order
Tottenham just beat Man City with a tactical way of playing, and at the end of the day Spurs have got their two best players out, the two players who get up the pitch and make things happen. You take those players out of any team in the Premier League, they would struggle, and he’s had to adapt. So I disagree with the point that he’s ‘yesterday’s man’, I think it’s unfair
Mouringo gets a lot of stick from the press and people talking about the way he plays – he is one of the greatest ever managers to be in the Premier League! Since Mourinho had come in Tottenham have gone up and are in the top three in terms of form in the Premier League since he’s taken over. They’ve got themselves up to fifth in the league and he’s doing it with a squad that’s really, really struggling. For me, he’s still one of the greatest managers. Yes, everyone wants to see this dynamic football and Leipzig were fantastic the other night, but you can’t say he’s ‘yesterday’s man’, you just can’t
2020 03 05 Retrieve
[Jamie O’Hara says Pochettino could return to Tottenham as Mourinho is running out of excuses] I’m getting a bit sick and tired of the excuses. I’ve backed him over the fact he’s lost Harry Kane and Heung-min Son and he’s trying to find a way to win and it hasn’t quite happened. But the negativity and the mentality of, ‘let’s all feel sorry for us and we’ve got injuries, Moura wants to come off and Bergwijn wants to come off, let’s all feel sorry for Tottenham’ – NO! Come on! You need to get results and you need to pick it up, you’ve still got a good enough squad there to beat Norwich and to get results. Now there are no excuses left for Mourinho
He was brought in to win a trophy but gets knocked out by Norwich in the FA Cup – it really puts the season into perspective with where we’re going. I don’t think they’re going to get through against RB Leipzig [in the Champions League last 16] either, so it could be season over by next week. He’s getting paid a lot of money and he’s got to be able to find results. There’s still a very good squad of players at Tottenham and you need to find a way to lift them up and give them the confidence to believe they can go and win games
Yeah, why not? Pochettino might come back, it’s been done before. He hasn’t got a job and he’s still loved by the Spurs fans, so potentially that could happen
2020 04 01 Retrieve
[Jamie O’Hara says Tottenham would be wise to cash in on Harry Kane] Is Harry Kane’s ambition to win a League Cup? Because that’s where Tottenham are looking at the moment. They’re nowhere near the Premier League and I don’t think they can do the heroics they did in the Champions League again either – are they even going to be in it [next season]? Tottenham need to rebuild; they’ve got to bring in four or five new players to really change that team and get them playing where they need to be. I can understand Harry’s frustration, and he’s getting to the point now where he’s a world-class footballer who is worth a lot of money, and if the trophies are not going to come in the next two or three seasons at Spurs, which is looking likely, do they get rid of him and cash in? If you’re going to sell Harry Kane, you’ve got to sell him at his peak – and he’s at his peak now in terms of his market value
2020 04 01b Retrieve
[Jamie O’Hara urges Tottenham to sell Harry Kane] Tottenham need to rebuild; they’ve got to bring in four or five new players to really change that team and get them playing where they need to be. I can understand Harry’s frustration, and he’s getting to the point now where he’s a world-class footballer who is worth a lot of money, and if the trophies are not going to come in the next two or three seasons at Spurs, which is looking likely, do they get rid of him and cash in? If you’re going to sell Harry Kane, you’ve got to sell him at his peak – and he’s at his peak now in terms of his market value
2020 05 28 Retrieve
[Jamie O’Hara says Kane should cement Tottenham ‘legacy’ instead of joining Manchester United] With Harry Kane, yes, he needs to win trophies, he’s one of the best strikers in the Premier League and he’s Spurs’ best player. But I’m a little bit on the fence with saying ‘you’ve GOT to leave to win trophies if you’re a top player’. It’s also about leaving a legacy in the game. For me, there are so many brilliant players who haven’t won loads of trophies but have left a legacy [at a club] that lasts a lifetime. If Harry Kane leaves Tottenham it might not work out. He might go to Manchester United and he might not win anything. He could win something at Spurs but even if he doesn’t he’s going to be regarded as one of the best and most loyal footballers to have ever been at that club
2020 06 25 Retrieve
[Man Utd will win the title if they sign Kane] Listen, I would love to see him stay at Spurs. But they have to match his ambition. He wants to win trophies and Man United, for me, are still the biggest club in the world. Even though they are not where they were, they are still the biggest club in the world, and I think the missing piece in that United team, even though Martial is a fantastic player, if they did sign someone like Harry Kane then you are talking about a team that wins the title again
I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hit the nail on the head really when he said he is capable of doing that, and he is. I mean, he can be a world-class player, he showed yesterday how good he was with his finishing in and around the box. For me, the jury is still out on him in terms of whether he can be the number nine at Man United who is going to go on and be a legend and win them trophies. Personally, I don’t think that is him, I don’t think he is quite at that level. When you talk of the players they have had over the years; Rooney, Tevez, Van Nistelrooy, Van Persie, I just don’t know if Martial does it enough on a weekly basis to win them a title.